Slapped Sans Souci pupil hits back legally

The pupil from San Souci Girls' High who was verbally abused and assaulted on 6 February by her Afrikaans teacher has lodged a complaint with the Equality Court. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The pupil from San Souci Girls' High who was verbally abused and assaulted by her Afrikaans teacher has lodged a complaint with the Equality Court.

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She's accused her teacher, Clarisa Venter and the school's Governing Body of violating her right to equality and freedom from harassment.

The pupil's mother has appointed a legal team including attorney Ashraf Mohammed and Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza.

She's been suspended for 14 days with the Western Cape Education Department's approval.

This conflicts with the Schools Act and regulations which stipulate that a suspension can be no longer than five school days.

The Chamber of Legal Students will be asking Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to launch an independent and impartial investigation into events at the school.

They also want answers as to why the Western Cape Department of Education made no attempt to protect the pupil's constitutional rights.

Source
eNCA